Journal of Phycology

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Edited By: Debashish Bhattacharya, Michael Graham, Arthur Grossman, Jonathan Zehr

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 19/105 (Marine & Freshwater Biology); 53/212 (Plant Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1529-8817

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  • Sibling species of mutualistic Symbiodinium clade G from bioeroding sponges in the western Pacific and western Atlantic oceans

    Sibling species of mutualistic Symbiodinium clade G from bioeroding sponges in the western Pacific and western Atlantic oceans

    The zooxanthellate Pacific sponge Cliona orientalis harbor Symbiodinium endoclionum sp. nov. This photosymbiotic bioeroding sponge bores into calcium carbonate substrate and overgrows live coral colonies by eroding their skeletons. Examples include, (A) reef rock, (B) Porites spp., and (C) Phymastrea (=Montastraea) magnistellata. Photos courtesy of the AIMS Long Term Monitoring Program (A, C) and Michelle Jonker (Australian Institute for Marine Science; B).

  • Seasonal recruitment and survival strategies of Palisada cervicornis comb. nov. (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) in coral reefs

    Seasonal recruitment and survival strategies of Palisada cervicornis comb. nov. (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) in coral reefs

    Morphological features of Palisada cervicornis comb. nov. (A) Habit of a specimen, scale bar = 3 mm. (B) Cortical cells in surface view, showing secondary pit-connections (arrows), scale bar = 20 mm. (C) Transverse section of the upper portion of a branch showing an axial cell (a) and two pericentral cells (p), scale bar = 25 mm. (D) Longitudinal section through a female branchlet showing immersed cystocarp, scale bar = 100 mm. (E) Longitudinal section through a male branchlet showing spermatangial branches in cup-shaped tips, scale bar = 100 mm. (F) Detail of spermatangial branches on trichoblast with two laterals, sterile (arrow) and spermatangial (arrowhead) branches on its suprabasal cell (sbt). Note spermatangia with an apical nucleus, scale bar = 25 mm.

  • The coralline genera Sporolithon and Heydrichia (Sporolithales, Rhodophyta) clarified by sequencing type material of their generitypes and other species

    The coralline genera Sporolithon and Heydrichia (Sporolithales, Rhodophyta) clarified by sequencing type material of their generitypes and other species

    Sporolithon ptychoides, NCU 606663 (A, left, B–F), NCU 606660 (A, right). (A) Thallus habit. Scale bars 0.6 cm (left images), 0.3 cm (right images). (B) Vertical fracture of crustose portion of thallus; arrow indicates basal region, scale bar 380 μm. (C) Detail of area indicated by arrow in B showing monomerous hypothallium (bracket) and upswept tiers of perithallial filaments, scale bar 85 μm. (D) Perithallium with multiple cell fusions (arrows), scale bar 19 μm. (E) Detail of cell fusion (arrow) neighboring a secondary pit connection (circle arrow), scale bar 20 μm. (F) Armored epithallial cells lacking epithallial cell roofs (arrows), meristematic cells (M), and recently divided meristematic cell (double arrowhead), scale bar 14 μm.

  • Discovery of the oldest record of Nitellopsis obtusa (Charophyceae, Charophyta) in North America

    Discovery of the oldest record of Nitellopsis obtusa (Charophyceae, Charophyta) in North America

    Nitellopsis obtusa from liquid-preserved material (NY 02318193). (A) Young apical region showing a whorl of branchlets at a node and apex, scale bar 1 mm, (B) detail of branchlet with developing bract cell (arrow), scale bar 1 mm, (C) detail of apex, scale bar 0.25 mm, inset showing immature antheridium (arrow head), (D) axial node, scale bar 0.25 mm.

  • Validation and description of Symbiodinium microadriaticum, the type species of Symbiodinium (Dinophyta)

    Validation and description of Symbiodinium microadriaticum, the type species of Symbiodinium (Dinophyta)

    Symbiodinium microadriaticum culture CCMP2464/rt-061. (A) Light micrographs showing examples of the motile (mastigote), coccoid, duplet, and tetrad cells observed in culture 1,000× (from Lee et al. ; scale bar = 5 μm). (B) SEM ventral view of motile cell showing thecal plates (from Lee et al. , scale bar = 1 μm). (C) A 3-D confocal laser scanning of chlorophyll fluorescence (excited at 488 nm) among several cells reveals lobed and reticulated nature of the peripheral chloroplast (as explained in LaJeunesse et al. ). Scale bar = 5 μm.

  • Sibling species of mutualistic Symbiodinium clade G from bioeroding sponges in the western Pacific and western Atlantic oceans
  • Seasonal recruitment and survival strategies of Palisada cervicornis comb. nov. (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) in coral reefs
  • The coralline genera Sporolithon and Heydrichia (Sporolithales, Rhodophyta) clarified by sequencing type material of their generitypes and other species
  • Discovery of the oldest record of Nitellopsis obtusa (Charophyceae, Charophyta) in North America
  • Validation and description of Symbiodinium microadriaticum, the type species of Symbiodinium (Dinophyta)

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